Baster for feeding?

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  1. Wlachnit

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  2. Gablami

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    Or the fish get a stomach ache? Any explanation or just CYA?


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  3. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    It goes bad if not frozen. Not surprising actually. Leftover seafood kept in the fridge is something I wouldn't touch either.
     
  4. daddio

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    I just go to the grocery, buy a couple raw prawns and freeze. To feed the anemones (and brittle stars/Mantis), I just cut a couple of small chunks and tweezer feed. They grab it quick.
     
  5. Gablami

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    I don’t think seafood goes bad 5 days in the fridge after being frozen. But anyways, to each his own. I’ve been doing it for a few months now and tank hasn’t crashed :p.


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  6. Fish Boss

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    Just bought some shrimp today for my mantis! Can't beat $5/lb!
     
  7. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I'd guess you'll be fine as well. They say 2-3 days for humans, but that's not from from frozen.
     
  8. Gablami

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    Let me clarify, I don’t think I would eat sushi after 5 days in my fridge. But I think the fish will be ok.


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  9. RandyC

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    They'd eat decaying whale corpse in the ocean if it was in front of their face don't they?
     
  10. Flagg37

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    Yeah but it’s organic so it’s ok.
     
  11. Flagg37

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    I know lrs deals directly with fishing boats and requests that they not use preservatives. Apparently there is one that is used almost all the time to keep the shrimp looking plump and fresh.

    I get a bag of raw shrimp from Costco that I feed my eel with. He’ll usually eat 3-4 a week. They come frozen and I just thaw them out
     
  12. ashburn2k

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    So you are saying our fish food is not organic?


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  13. Flagg37

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    Not unless you are actually eating it in the ocean. Then you know it’s organic. ;)
     
  14. Chromis

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    Yea I think I have a 20-hour rule for refrigerated sushi, so I use a 24-hour rule for defrosted fish food. And I have to get it out before my husband discovers it...
     
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    Why, will he eat it if he finds it?
     
  16. Chromis

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    It would get tossed out with a good deal of complaining...
     
  17. Wlachnit

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    A lot of frozen shrimp and scallops are treated with sodium polyphosphates to gain and retain water weight.
     
  18. Flagg37

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    That's what it is. That's what I was referring to as "preservatives" above. That's what LRS food doesn't have.
     

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